A couple of months ago, on a trip to my favorite garden center I came across a fountain
that I thought would be wonderful on my front porch.
I love the sound and appearance of flowing water.
The fine folks of Smart Pond contacted me and asked if I would create
a pond/water feature in my garden. I gladly accepted; however, I wanted to do something a bit different.
I got that epiphany, that “ah-ha” moment when adding water to my fountain on the porch.
I could turn a garden container into a water feature!
I used a large garden container that was already on the front porch
that was next to the bubbler/fountain. It contained some plants that have been removed and relocated.
The next step was to water proof the container by using a rubber sealant
and plugging the drainage hole with a plumbing stopper and sealant.
Three bags of large decorative rocks were rinsed well and placed in the container.
The container was then filled with water to about one inch below the rim.
We added some pond tint and sludge remover to the water as directed.
A pond friendly papyrus plant was placed on top of the rocks.
The filter was placed next to the papyrus plant against the side of the garden container
and with the background of the black sealant, the filter is barely visible.
The heron is the pond “spitter” and we used a heavy duty glue to adhere it to the rim of the container.
The tubing was connected to the filter and on to the Heron Spitter.
After some adjustments of the water flow on the filter, we had a fountain!
I had another Heron/spitter, so I placed it on the rocks and tucked it into the plants.
I also found water irises and water hyacinths to add to the pond/fountain.
For more color I clipped some hydrangeas to float on top of the water.
The water hyacinths are not blooming now,
and I look forward to their pretty lavender blooms.
Caladiums replaced the geranium in the smaller cobalt blue pot for more color.
A blue and white bowl with summer blooms were added to the corner
along with Harriet the Hedgehog.
I cannot tell you how so very pleased I am that my idea (epiphany)
of turning a garden container into a water feature that turned out so wonderfully.
This truly enhanced my summer porch!
Did I mention that I so love the look and sounds of running water?
I hope my family and friends do too, as these sounds greet them as they step onto the front porch.
And speaking of the porch, I refreshed the other side of it
in honor of the new garden container water feature, adding new plants.
This project was done on a weekend.
You can get this wonderful garden container water feature with just a few pond items.
Items from Smart Pond ( may be purchased at any Lowe’s Home Improvement Center) include
a filter, tubing, and a spitter (the Heron).
I love being on the front porch as the sights and sounds are so calming and beautiful!
On that note, I hope your day is filled with sights and sounds that make you feel calm
and beautiful too!!!
Note: This is a sponsored post by the fine folks at Smart Pond.
All glowing reviews and compliments are entirely and happily my own!!!
And thanks to my hubby for being a major part of this D.I.Y. project!
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